Eddie Howe issues massive Newcastle United injury update on Allan Saint-Maximin and Joelinton
Eddie Howe's issues an injury update on Allan Saint-Maximin ahead of Brentford’s visit to St James’s Park.
Saint-Maximin – who has missed the club’s last four games with a hamstring injury – has trained all week and is set to be involved tomorrow.
Last weekend’s game against Fulham came too soon for the winger, who scored a stunning goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on his last appearance for the club. However, the 25-year-old is set to make his comeback against Brentford.
United head coach Howe said: “He’s doing OK. He’s trained this week. We’re pleased with him. He’s making good progress. Yeah, there’s a chance (he’ll be in the squad).”
Meanwhile, midfielder Joelinton was left on the bench at Craven Cottage last weekend because of a knee injury.
Speaking after Newcastle’s 4-1 win, Howe said: “Joelinton picked up a knee injury against Bournemouth (before the international break), and hadn’t trained. He wanted to be involved, the type of character that he is.
"I wanted to protect him, knowing how important he is. He was there if we needed him in an absolute emergency, and my hand was forced with him. Hopefully, a week’s training will make a difference for him, and he’ll be back next week, and available for selection.”
Joelinton – who scored home and away against Brenford last season – is set for a return to the starting XI against Thomas Frank’s team after coming through a full week’s training.
Howe said: "He’s trained this week. he’s fine.”